Clogged drains are an all-too-common part of life. Whether it’s a sink, shower, or bathtub drain that’s giving you trouble, having a clogged drain can be a nuisance. At Master Rooter, we want our customers to be able to mitigate the issue before our technicians arrive, or before the problem worsens. Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to help unclog your drains and keep them flowing freely. Let’s take a look at how to properly clean your drains.
Identifying the Problem:
The first step in solving any plumbing problem is identifying the cause. If your sink, shower, or bathtub is not draining water properly, it could be due to blockages from hair or soap residue buildup. You should use a plunger to try and break up the blockage before attempting any more extreme measures. If this does not work, then you should move on to chemical cleaning solutions.
Using Chemical Solutions:
Chemical cleaning solutions can help dissolve the blockages and allow water to flow through the pipes again. Be sure to read all directions carefully before using these types of products as they may contain hazardous chemicals that can corrode pipes and cause even more damage if used incorrectly. Once you have poured the solution into the drain, let it sit for 10-15 minutes before flushing it out with hot water. With any luck, this will take care of your clogged drain problem!
DIY Drain Cleaning Alternatives:
If chemical cleaners don’t seem like they would be effective in your situation or if you’re looking for something more natural, there are several DIY alternatives available such as baking soda and vinegar mixtures or boiling water poured down the drain at full force (be careful with this one!). These methods typically won’t be as effective as chemical cleaners but they could still do the trick depending on how serious the clog is.
No matter what type of clogged drain issue you’re dealing with—whether it’s hair or soap buildup—it’s important to take action quickly so that it doesn’t become a bigger problem down the line. By following these steps for proper drain cleaning and using a combination of chemical solutions and DIY alternatives if necessary, you can help keep your plumbing system running smoothly. However, if all these methods fail, please be sure to call Master Rooter at 480-470-8374! We are always available.